species: Bohadschia ocellata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bohadschia ocellata

©Lyle Vail: Bohadschia ocellata at base of reef slope near Bird Islet, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Bohadschia ocellata at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Bohadschia ocellata at MacGillivray Reef
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Holothuroidea
Order Aspidochirotida
Family Holothuriidae
Genus Bohadschia
Species Bohadschia ocellata



Distinguishing features

A large holothurian with a distinctive colour pattern as shown. It ejects sticky white tubules (cuverian tubules) when disturbed.

This is Bohadschia sp. B of Uthicke et al (2010).


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


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References that assist with identification

  • Kim, S.W., A.M. Kerr and G. Paulay (2013). Colour, confusion, and crossing: resolution of species problems in Bohadschia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 168: 81-97. LIRS catalog number 1710.

Other references

  • Uthicke, M. Byrne and C. Conand, S. (2010). Genetic barcoding of commercial beche-de-mer species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea), Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 634-646. LIRS catalog number 1321.